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Dividing a Personal Injury Settlement and Deciding your Alimony Order

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you or your spouse stand to face financial difficulty after your divorce, a spousal support order could be part of your divorce settlement. All of your income and assets, including personal injury compensation, will be considered when determining an appropriate spousal support order. What Personal Injury Settlements Cover When an individual is injured… Read More »

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Florida Court Issues Instructive Decision in Durational Alimony Case

By Steve W. Marsee |

Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District released an opinion in the case of Stark v. Stark. The case concerned whether or not the receiving spouse should have been entitled to durational alimony or permanent alimony. This case once again demonstrates the complexity of Florida alimony disputes. If you have any questions… Read More »

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Florida Alimony: What Are The Tax Implications?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The tax consequences of divorce are often overlooked. A divorce, and any resulting alimony payments, could have significant tax ramifications. It is important that the tax consequences are thoroughly considered throughout the entire process. The last thing you need is an additional headache from the IRS. If you have any questions about spousal support… Read More »

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The Unintended Consequences of Sweeping Alimony Reforms

By Steve W. Marsee |

The push for alimony “reform” is happening across our nation, including in Florida, which has had at least one failed attempt to pass legislation on the subject. In 2013 the Florida legislature passed an alimony reform bill thanks to strong bipartisan support in both houses on the matter, but which was fiercely opposed by… Read More »

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After Years Together, More Older Couples Splitting Up

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce later in life – commonly known as “gray” or “silver” divorce – is not only becoming more popular, but it is also becoming less taboo, according to a recent New York Times article. In fact, statistics compiled by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research revealed that people age 50 and older… Read More »

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Women Benefit Less From Marriage Than Men, More Likely to File for Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

A recent Psychology Today article reports that studies show the benefits of marriage go mostly to men – not women. While media and pop culture paints the picture of many women planning their marriages while still in grade school and men as commitment-phobic, studies show that real life is not quite that image. The… Read More »

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The Importance of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

By Steve W. Marsee |

Florida consistently ranks as one of the leading states in the nation when it comes to divorce rates. If you or someone you know is seeking a divorce, the temptation to go at it alone by downloading forms from the internet, getting information from a book, or grabbing forms from the court may be… Read More »

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Court Approves Divorce of Ponzi Scheme Couple

By Steve W. Marsee |

More than five years after the Rothstein’s extravagant lifestyle came crumbling down when the husband’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme unraveled, the couple’s’ divorce was granted. Scott Rothstein, a prominent lawyer at a reputable Fort Lauderdale law firm, ran a massive ponzi scheme that was not immune to the 2008 economic crash. Scott and his… Read More »

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Duration of Marriage and Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

When determining whether alimony is appropriate in a divorce case and how much spousal support to award, the court looks at a number of factors. One of these factors is the length of the marriage in question. The duration of the marriage can have a significant effect on the amount of alimony that is… Read More »

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How to Collect Unpaid Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

Alimony, or spousal support, is set either by an agreement of the spouses or through a court order during a divorce. It requires the economically advantaged spouse to provide financial support to the less economically secure spouse. While the payment of alimony is ordered by law, sometimes a spouse refuses or is unable to… Read More »

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